By: Jordan Wong WE Day Illinois was a great experience, filled with fun, performances, and, most importantly, it was a grand celebration for students making a difference. Before I talk about my personal experience at WE Day, it is important to know about the history of the event. WE Day was started in 2007 by Marc and Craig Kielburger.
A couple Saturdays ago, on April 9th, I went to the Superheroes of Service Awards – 10 Year Anniversary gala for Joshua’s Heart Foundation (JHF) held at Ransom Everglades School and organized and co-chaired by Junior Advisory Board (JAB) Secretary, Ceci Sosa and her mom, Cecilia. It was an awards ceremony to recognize everyone who has helped Joshua’s
Last Thursday, March 10, Joshua, Thalia, Kristen, and I went to RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. RYLA is a weekend long conference where students meet and develop their leadership skills by listening to motivational speakers and participating in leadership and team-building exercises. In a way it seemed like a Joshua’s Heart Junior Advisory Board (JAB) meeting
By Eklavya When I was first invited to join Joshua’s Heart Foundation I was extremely pleased because I had been looking for a foundation such as this one to help people in need, and bring joy to the community around me. My first event with the Foundation is one I will never forget. As the
By: Josh Abrams My name is Josh. I have been part of Joshua’s Heart Foundation for five years. On November 15, 2015, I returned from a trip to N.Y.C. with Joshua. I went there along with Ceci, Ceci’s mom, and Thalia in order to honor and support Joshua in a major milestone; receiving a Nickelodeon HALO Award.
By: Martin I’m Martin and I am part of the Junior Advisory Board in Joshua’s Heart Foundation. I am a sophomore at Ransom Everglades School, I joined JHF when I was in 8th grade and since then I have had many incredible experiences. The Junior Advisory Board (JAB) has become a place where I can
Fourth grade students at St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School began their year by reading a short story in their reading books about children being entrepreneurs and starting businesses. This began a discussion about how “kids in business” can and do make a difference in their communities and how they can reach out and help those
By: Jason Fine, Principal at Jones Middle School “Alone we can do so much, but together we can move mountains.” This powerful statement and message of service was delivered from 13-year old Joshua Williams to over 700 middle school students at Jones Middle School in September. In education we oftentimes stress to our students the power of one individual,
My name is Jordan Wong and I am a Joshua’s Heart Junior Advisory Board Member and an incoming 10th grader at Ransom Everglades School. I joined Joshua’s Heart last year, and it has changed my life so much. When I first joined, I didn’t know what I was getting into – I did it mostly because
By: Chaz – 6th Grader & JHF Junior Advisory Board Member I was fortunate to attend a National Youth Summit regarding the War on Poverty hosted nationally by theNational Museum of American History – Smithsonian Institution & regionally by History Miami on April 28th 2015 in Miami, Florida. The speakers were: Dr. Shed Boren, CEO of Camillus House Paco Velez, Executive Director, Feeding South